Last October after watching all the movies on TV before Halloween, I got the idea to do an A to Z on horror movies. I also have a story premise in the back of my head involving horror movies, so this fits into my research for that. So I’m going to talk about random horror movies.
First, I am no film critic, just a person who likes horror movies. And second, some of the posts may contain spoilers. So you have been warned.
X Rays (1900)
IMDb Summary: A professor is seen applying the X-ray to a patient. While the instrument is in operation the man’s skeleton leaves his body and his clothes sink to the floor. The professor becomes frightened and hurriedly restores his patient to his normal state, and during a heated argument over the price to be paid, they engage in a scuffle, overturn the table on which the apparatus is placed and the tube exploding affords great excitement and surprises.
Oh, I wish, I wish I could’ve found this video. I so wanted to see it, but alas, it’s nowhere to be found.
And yes, that’s not a misprint. That’s 1900. Do you know how hard it is to find a horror movie that starts with X? (And trying not to cheat with a THE?)
You can presume pretty hard since I posted a silent black and white movie from 1900. But even though I couldn’t find X Rays, I found another in the same time period, it just has THE in the title. It’s only 45 seconds long and is kinda funny, so check it out.
The X-Ray Fiend (1897)
Oh, how far we come in a century of movie making.